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Image: Tourists arriving again to Bali Airport. Stock image.

Mount Agung is now calm and slowly, Balinese tourism is also beginning to find a pulse again.

Just when all seemed to be heading south, new data is in saying that arrivals are already rebounding.

“Data on arrivals on the first day of Ngurah Rai airport reopened on 29 November 2017 showed only 17 people from abroad and 21 domestic arrived to Bali,” Bali Tourism Board Secretary Gilda Sagrado told detik.com on Tuesday (5/12/2017).

Now that the volcano has calmed down again and the airport has been operating normally it is giving hope that the number of foreign and domestic tourist arrivals will be increasing.

“The number of arrivals continues to rise each day since reopening to 3,800, 4,200, 4,500, and 5,190 people recorded on Sunday (3/12),” Gilda said.

Although the tourism industry in Bali was hit hard due to the eruption of Mount Agung and airport closure, the number of arrivals that is increasing shows the island is still targeted by tourists from various parts of the world. The optimism of the tourism industry in Bali shows the number of foreign and domestic tourists will continue to increase during this high season month. (As long as nothing untoward occurs. Ed.)

“The real number of foreign tourist arrivals is an indicator of tourism in Bali has experienced an impact since the airport closure, but the demand for travel to Bali is still high,” said Gilda.

Meanwhile, data from Angkasa Pura at Ngurah Rai Airport showed an increase in domestic and international passenger arrivals again yesterday when there were 8,041 domestic and 7,314 international passengers arriving.

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  • Sisilia Hague
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    Jerry Jc Hepriantothere is hope

  • Nicola Scaramuzzino
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    Fingers crossed…

  • Claire Louise Jonson
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    Chad Egan

  • Glenn Hepburn
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    17 people hey

  • Mike Pohorly
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    from 0 to 17 to 7000…

  • Jo Hocking
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    What’s the latest on the volcano.. I heard the magma is building up and it is smoking or steaming again?

    • Glenn Hepburn
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      You heard from which site?

    • Jo Hocking
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      Rio’s fb page.. so I saw.. not heard 😉

    • Jo Hocking
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      Pic of it steaming… and lahar flows

    • Jo Hocking
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      Taken today

    • Glenn Hepburn
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      Jo Hocking reference it please

    • Adam Crispin
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      The Express rates just above the Daily Mail and The Sun for quality journalism in the UK. Official reports for today were one smaĺl plume of steam which may have contained a small amount of ash but no ash cloud warning issued and flights not affected.

    • Jo Hocking
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      Was just saying that it said the same things as Rio Helmi had said and taken pics of.. steam and lahar flows.. and does reference the govt site.. I’m following the twitter of the disaster management guy and says the same.. all is well in the south for now as you say and planes can operate but I guess it is a waiting game.. till she dies down totally..feeling for the people on mountain after the rain and with the next phase of lahar flows 🙁

  • Jo Hocking
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    Hey Adam. I actually had been following Rio’s fb as he is closest to the action which included pics of the dangerous lahar flows that have started up again. I am not disputing safety of being in the south which people point out. It is more the point that it would seem the volcano could and from volcanoligist reports is likely to blow. This is a major reason for people choosing to cancel flights etc as then they may get stuck. No scaremongering happening here..more the truth..the express actually matched Rio’s observations so why linked to that…I think everyone wishes they knew the outcome but it is mother nature and I guess why people are hesitant because if you go on past eruptions (no two are the same though) the chances of her blowing are strong…and in today’s world of responsibilities blah blah can’t afford to miss flights or get stuck or want to take the long overland alternative option if on holiday

    • Stuart Beat
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      You can just jump on the live cctv footage and see for yourself. It’s pretty clear right now. But I don’t know what happened to the Bukit Asah camera, seems to have died.

    • Jo Hocking
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      Yeah troubles hooking up from Oz

    • Jo Hocking
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      Our internet is the pits

    • Stuart Beat
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      First world problems eh

    • Jo Hocking
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      @Sutopo_BNPB am following this dude on twitter

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